Standard Hardware

Hardware from several vendors is evaluated each summer.  Special prices are negotiated, and standard desktops and laptops are chosen in preparation for the upcoming school year.  New full-time faculty receive one of these systems upon their arrival.  Newly hired staff inherit the equipment assigned to their position.  Equipment is updated for full-time faculty and staff by Smith IT on a 3-4 year rotation when funds are available.

"Standard" systems are the only systems that our Helpdesk can fully support.  For more detail about the support of standard systems, please click here.

If you wish to purchase an additional computer for your home or office using University funds you are urged to take advantage of the bulk purchase price that we arrange and get one of these systems.  Please contact the Helpdesk if you wish to purchase one.

NOTE:  The office of Smith IT maintains a rotating cycle for upgrading the work computer provided by this office.  We do not plan the upgrade of any computer purchased by individuals or departments.

Using Personal funds for a computer purchase

If anyone affiliated with UMCP will be using personal funds to purchase a system and wants the best discounts and information about campus compatibility please refer to OIT's site, www.act.umd.edu.  Students are encouraged to purchase one from this program.  The discounts are substantial, they come loaded with a UMCP software image, and the hardware is fully supported at the OIT central Helpdesk.  Note:  You cannot use University funds at this site.

Standard Desktop Specs- Fall 2013

Dell OptiPlex GX7010 - Standard Desktop

Processor: 3rd Gen i5-3470 (3.2GHz)
Memory: 4.0GB, DDR3 4x1GB 1600 MHz
Video Card: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4570, Dual Monitor Output
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s with 32mb Data Burst Cache
Operating System: Windows 7
Optical Drive: 16xDVD+/- RW SATA
Sound Card: Integrated AC97 Audio
Keyboard: Dell USB Keyboard, No Hot Keys
Mouse: Dell USB 2-Button Optical Mouse with Scroll

iMac - Standard Desktop

Processor: 2.7ghz Intel Quad Core i5
Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6T 640M 512MB
Hard Drive: 1TB Serial ATA 5400 rpm
Operating System: Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Audio: Built in stereo speakers with 24-watt digital amplifier, built in microphone, optical digital audio output/headphone out, optical digital audio input/audio line in
Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Mouse: Apple Wireless Mouse
Monitor: Built in 21.5 inch viewable glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display
Video Support: Built-in iSight camera

MacMini - Standard Desktop

Color: Silver
Processor: 2.5Ghz dual-core Intel Core i5
Memory: 4GB 1600MGz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Hard Drive: 500GB Serial ATA
Operating System: Mac OS X Moutain Lion
Accessories:
  • Apple Mouse (corded)
  • Apple Keyboard (corded)
  • Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter

Standard Laptop Specs-Fall, 2013

 Dell Latitude E6430 - Standard Laptop

Processor: Intel Dual core vPro i5-3210M, 2.50GHz, 3MB Cache
LCD: 14.1 inch Wide HD+ Antiglare  LED-backlit Screen
Memory: 4.0GB, DDR3-1600 SDRAM, 1 DIMM
Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA NVS 5200M DDR5 Discrete Graphics
Hard Drive: 500GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM
Webcam: Integrated webcam with digital mic
Operating System: Windows 7
Wireless: Intel WiFi Link 6205 (802.11a/g/n 2x2)
Optical Drive 8x DVD +/- RW
Accessories
  • 90W A/C Adapter
  • 6 Cell Primary Battery
  • E/Port Advanced Port Replicator
  • Nylon Classic Carrying Case

MacBook Pro - Standard Laptop

Color: Silver
Processor: 2.5 Ghz Intel Dual Core i5
Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) glossy TFT widescreen display
Memory: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2x2GB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Hard Drive: 500GB Serial ATA @5400 rpm
Floppy Disk Drive: None
Operating System: Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Wireless:
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Optical Drive: 8x SuperDrive
Video Support: Built-in iSight Camera
Accessories: Nylon Portfolio Bag